Faculty: Mehul Bhatt | Rajan Bhatt

TA: Vihar Sangani

Strange Details

Architecture is perceived as an expression of an idea/concept/intention. But its manifestation is rooted in the realities of construction and nature of materials. The negotiations between these aspects result into some unique and some strange details of architecture that are then communicated through drawings. This studio focussed on the processes of these negotiations and communications by taking students through a journey of evolving and communicating their own ‘strange’ details. The studio strongly believed in enabling the students’ knowledge and understanding of technology to evolve a poetic quality of architectural expression. The studio projects were designed such that the architectural grammar is derived from an informed, evaluated and considered use of structural elements and materials, environmental responses and issues of resources. Through these exercises students could understand how structural necessities are transformed into sculptural forms and the ways in which fundamental elements of the contextual environment inform the architectural tools to evolve ‘architectonic poetics’.

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Studio Unit

Exercise-1_Deconstructing the Making_Axonometric drawings, Wall sections & Models.

Exercise-2_Matters of Materials_Joinary Models & Exercise-3_Reading the Architectonics_Documentation of Church at Cambay

Working drawings

Resolution of Wall sections

Resolution of Sectional Axonometric Drawings